Go Red for Women Friday, February 7th

February 6th, 2014 No Comments

Wear Red on Friday, February 7th!

Friday, February 7th is Go Red for Women day across the country. This day is to bring awareness to the #1 killer of women–heart disease, which is more deadly than all types of cancer combined. We at Visiting Angels in NJ encourage everyone to wear red on Friday!
  • 90 percent of all women have at least one risk factor for developing heart disease
  • 1 in 3 deaths each year in women are from heart disease, while 1 in 31 are from breast cancer
  • Women are less likely to call 911 for themselves than they would for another person
  • About 43 million U.S. women are affected by heart disease each year
  • Even though heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the U.S., only 1 in 5 women think it’s their greatest threat to their health

Visit www.goredforwomen.org for more information.

 


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